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Eagle-Puretone Irish Tenor Banjo String Set Light Medium Brian McGrath Custom 11, 17w, 26w, 36w

Brian McGrath Irish Tenor Strings
  • £4.99

Finely-Crafted, Precision Nickel Wound Irish Tenor Banjo strings for tuning to 'Irish' G, D, A, E as specified and endorsed by Brian McGrath. Please see below for more details. Loop or Ball Ended 11 plain, 17 Nickel Wound, 26w Nickel Wound, 28w Nickel Wound.
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  • Description
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Eagle-Puretone instrument strings are precision wound and finely crafted from the finest precision engineered materials ensuring elite craftsmanship and guaranteed intonation.

  • Polished and rounded brass ball ends and Sure-Lok loop ends.
  • Available in plain, nickel and phosphor bronze windings.

Eagle-Puretone are 'The Professionals Choice'.


Our company owner Steve Noon, has himself played Irish tenor banjo for over three decades,  and over these years Steve has interacted with many top professional tenor banjo players.
Steve has noted that there are many different string gauges used by top Irish tenor banjo players.
The string set here is the one preferred by Brian McGrath.
Brian plays with a wonderful feel and a lighter touch to his strings, as such Brian prefers a lighter gauge set which gives him more movement of the strings.
The Eagle-Puretone gauge that Brian prefers and plays on his 19 fret standard scale tenor banjo tuned to G, D, A, E. is 12 plain, 16 plain, 28w Nickel Wound, 38w Nickel Wound
More details about Brian McGrath.
Brian McGrath:
Brian comes from Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh, an area steeped in traditional music.
Brian’s first professional work was with Dervish. He then joined Four Men And A Dog and played on the award-winning album Barking Mad.
He moved his career on, accompanying Noel Hill, Paul Brock and Frankie Gavin, among others, before joining the Sean Keane Band as pianist.
Brian joined De Dannan where he stayed till the band broke up in 2003.
Brian now plays with At The Racket, and is much sought after as a session musician on piano, banjo and mandolin.
He has toured extensively, playing with all the biggest names in Irish traditional music, including Frankie Gavin, Noel Hill, John Carty, Matt Molloy, Paul Brock, Charlie Lennon, Joe Burke, Sean Maguire, Brian Rooney, Cathal Hayden, Joe Derrane, Arty McGlynn, Alec Finn, Alan Kelly, Angelina Carberry & Dan Brouder, Dolores Keane, Maura O’Connell, Tommy Fleming, Steve Cooney and Eleanor Shanley, as well as doing extensive TV and media work.
Brian’s Irish Tenor Banjo solo album  ‘Pure Banjo’ is much acclaimed in the traditional Irish music world, this excellent album also features Alec Finn, Arty McGlynn amongst others.


Delivery & Returns

  Royal Mail announce changes to Special Delivery and Customer Service Points.
In light of the recent advice given by the government regarding COVID-19, please be aware of the following announcement from Royal Mail advising of changes to their services.

Special Deliveries.

Due to increased absence levels, we’ve reviewed our timed guarantees for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9am and 1pm services and will make the following changes.

For items posted from Tuesday 31 March 2020 onwards, our guarantee delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9.00am the next working day will change to by 12.00pm the next working day*. Our guaranteed delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1.00pm will change to by 9.00pm the next working day*.

We will endeavor to ensure that orders are speedily processed and despatched the same day if at all possible.

Ordered items requiring setting up in the workshop will be despatched within 1-2 days using DPD Local Next Day Delivery (next day being the day after it leaves Eagle Music Shop). On the day of delivery you will receive a text message with your hours delivery time slot

You will be informed immediately if there is a problem with any part of your order or if any item is 'out of stock'.

NB : Orders processed on a Saturday but will not leave us until the Monday as Royal Mail and DPD Local do not collect from us at the Weekend.

You can read our full deliveries policy here.

Should you not be entirely happy with your purchase, or you have ordered an incorrect item, Eagle Music is happy to refund your purchase (excluding postage) within 28 days providing the goods are in a fully resaleable condition (including the original undamaged packaging) and not featured within the Exclusion Policy. (Exclusions apply to selected products).

Please note the following exclusions:

DVD's and CD's cannot be returned unless they are faulty

Banjo heads cannot be returned once you have tried to fit them to your banjo

Harmonica's have a 7 day guarantee and can be returned within this time if they are found to be faulty

Goods must be returned to Eagle Music together with a covering letter and contact details so that the matter can be dealt with efficiently and promptly.

You can read our full returns policy here.


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